Empty house gone to seed
Empty kitchen with no one to feed
Where once was laughter, spiders spin
Forgotten dreams ... an off key song
No cat in the window... everyone's gone
Where sheets once danced on a line
The tire swing replaced by poison vine
Wildflowers where the roses grew
Where is the family that loved and knew
Where sunlight painted a bright design
Floors once swept now warped with time
The slap of a screen door, the shout of a girl
Little secrets and presents piled
But roses still bloom in spring
Robins, parrots, and bluebirds sing
Do ghosts knit sweaters or answer the phone?
Do ghosts light candles when they are alone?
Abandoned house, forgotten lives
The house sits empty, nobody's home...............